East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is proud to present our newly installed StoryWalk® in Downtown East Lansing. Community members can follow a numbered walking path to read an illustrated children’s book, taken apart and displayed page by page. The first story displayed is “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf”, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert; stories will be rotated seasonally.
“We are so excited that this project has come to life,” said Phyllis Thode, Community Development Specialist at ELPL. “The library is so thankful for our partners in the City and the Planning Department who helped us make this happen.”
East Lansing’s StoryWalk® follows a 0.7 mile path looping through Downtown East Lansing. Pages are protected in aluminum frames mounted on sturdy aluminum posts. The StoryWalk® offers a free, fun way for families to spend time outside, enjoy children’s literature, engage in physical activity, and explore Downtown East Lansing.
StoryWalk® is an international project to promote movement and early literacy. The StoryWalk® Project was created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.